Racked explains why Oakland’s indie shopping scene is worth its own trip.

The New York Times lists four New York neighbourhoods that have many locally owned businesses.

If you prefer to shop online or if the brick-and-mortar stores are too far away, then here’s a list of small boutiques across the US with great online shops.

Fab Links from Our Members

Ledonna N. is loving this post about plus size fashion and maximal looks.

Milehighstyle (Linda) and MsMaven liked Brenda Kinsel’s advice for 60-year-olds, and think it can apply to women of any age. 

Christine Lagarde is a style icon for Joy. She says: “She wears lots of scarves, but, like Angie, she also likes pearls.”

Greenjeans found this article about Zara’s recipe for success very interesting.

Sally reminds us that you have to keep your wardrobe items in places where you see them. Angie couldn’t be in MORE agreement. You can’t wear items that you forgot you had!

Saint Bustier is inspiring Minimalist to look beyond menswear and Eileen Fisher for further options in dressing a body larger than most mainstream brands provide coverage for.  

She also enjoyed reading about Jenna Lyons’ ‘lunch uniform’.

Finally, Minimalist would like to share this handy holiday tipping guide.